The Road to Mrs.- Adventures in Wedding Planning Part II

Ever wonder if there is a Disneyland for flowers and décor? Well, the Los Angeles Flower District is sort of like that. That place is truly magical. Seriously. From flowers to sparkly table runners, it is a budget bride’s dream [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Adventures in Wedding Planning, Part I

Wedding planning adventures in Los Angeles with resident Triple B bride-to-be Keisa and her daughter Ava!

In a previous post, I discussed the importance of wedding planning visits when planning a destination wedding. Last week, I spent 3 days in sunny Los Angeles with my Mom, daughter and wedding planner to do nothing but wedding plan…well, kinda, except for when we put on our tourist hats and since it was Ava’s Spring Break, checked off all of her “to-dos” from her list, which was a list of random, but dope, sights to see. But, for the most part, we were knee deep in wedding planning. [Read more…]

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Feeling crafty? Consider a paper bouquet for your big day!

Paper over flower? Learn how you can give your big day a modern twist here

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Get tips on how to plan a budget-friendly destination wedding on BNYCU!

Get tips on how to plan a budget-friendly destination wedding on BNYCU!

Check out this guide to planning the ultimate destination wedding on a budget here

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Get inspired by this season's most creative bridal bouquets!

Have a look at this seasons bridal bouquets on BNYCU!

Get inspired by these fall and winter bridal bouquets here

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Devon and Asha share a moment with the lovely Leah Still

Newlyweds Devon and Asha share a touching moment with daughter Leah Still

NFL star Devon Still and wife Asha Joyce get the wedding of their dreams. Get the details on their heartfelt affair here

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A beautiful bouquets are must haves for spring and summer nuptials

Beautiful bouquet are must haves for spring and summer nuptials!

Adding a little drama to your dream wedding? Have a look at boisterous bouquets here

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Have Usher and long-time girlfriend Grace Miguel tied the knot?

Have Usher and long-time girlfriend Grace Miguel tied the knot?

Usher secretly married longtime girlfriend Grace Miguel! Get the details here

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MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUE OF A BRIDAL SHOWER/BRUNCH LOOK

Rashida Jones at the Cancer Research luncheon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills

Actress Rashida Jones in Michael Kors at a Cancer Research luncheon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills

Mars thinksThis works for “dress down Fridays” when you know the office is empty because of a holiday weekend. Perhaps I’m being a bit harsh, but this look does nothing for me. [Read more…]

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Nia Long Engaged to long-time boyfriend and Spurs Asst. Coach Ime Udoka

Nia Long Engaged to long-time boyfriend and San Antonio Spurs Asst. Coach Ime Udoka

 

Actress Nia Long is engaged to long-time boyfriend Ime Udoka! See the ring here [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Eco Flower Weddings

The "All White Everything" creation from EcoFlower is just $29.99!

The “All White Everything” creation from Eco Flower is just $29.99!

At last week’s Ultimate Date Night Soiree in Charlotte (We had a blast by the way, pics to come soon!), one of the planning brides in attendance expressed that she was regrettably still searching for affordable floral options for her big day. While I had several of tips of frugal floral finds to share with her, it reminded me of an awesome floral resource I’d yet to gush about here: Eco Flower Weddings! [Read more…]

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Yandy Smith shoots under water with friends for bachelorette weekend in Miami.

Yandy Smith shoots under water with friends for bachelorette weekend in Miami.

Love and Hip-Hop’s Yandy Smith celebrates bachelorette weekend. Checkout how this supermom celebrated with her children here [Read more…]

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Tina Knowles poses at her wedding with her favorite ladies

Tina Knowles, 61, posing at her recent wedding with her favorite ladies

Sometimes love doesn’t come as soon as you think. Checkout these ten celebs who found love after 40 here

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Bright Bridal Idea – Bridesmaid Corsages

Don't let flowers for your wedding day put you in the red!

Searching for ways to trim your wedding floral budget? Consider corsages for your bridesmaids! Bouquets can easily cost a couple hundred dollars each (!) so corsages are a frugal alternative. Don’t assume that you’re limited to the cheesy styles you were forced to wear at your prom. [Read more…]

Frugal Floral Find: Vera Wang for FTD

A lovely bouquet of calla lilies from the Vera Wang FTD Romanticist Collection

Flowers can really blow a wedding budget — it is not uncommon for brides to spend a few thousand dollars on floral arrangements for their big day. As I previously shared, I’ve allocated a very small portion of my wedding budget to flowers. Very small. However many brides are serious about having certain flowers for their big day and choose not to go the DIY route. So upon learning that bridal big dog Vera Wang teamed up with national floral resource FTD, I’ve been anxious to share the news here on Triple B! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Baby’s Breath Bouquets

Richmond, VA bride Clare and her girls: Baby's breath bouquets can be surprisingly chic!

Here’s the long and short of it. I do not have a large floral budget for my wedding. It is what it is. However I have an awesome support team (Thanks again, Nicole!) and I’ll be tapping into as many online frugal resources to execute my ideas as possible. There will be quite a bit of DIY going on. One idea I’m considering incorporating into my big day: Baby’s Breath! [Read more…]

5 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding (Without blowing the budget!)

Triple B founder Bridgette Bartlett shares wedding planning tips!

Earlier this month, Triple B joined forces with the lovely bridal boutique Soliloquy right outside of Washington, D.C. for a fun afternoon of trying on stunning wedding dresses by the likes of Kevan Hall, awesome gift bags and champagne. I shared some wedding planning tips with attendees and since the feedback was so positive, I felt it was only right to extend the information to those in the Triple B audience who can benefit from it as well. Check it out! [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Weight Loss & Sanity Gained

Road to Mrs. Blogger Jene

The original concept for my blog on Triple B was based on my attempt to lose weight before my big day. Surprisingly it has taken on a life of its own. I’ve touched on so many other subjects I never expected to hit on. I have enjoyed every minute of it; but unfortunately my weight loss attempts are suffering. With just over three months until our wedding day my body is betraying me.

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EXCLUSIVE Budget Bridal Decorating Tips from David Tutera!

Me & David Tutera talking about his Triple B exclusive

Remember when I told you guys I met celebrity wedding planner David Tutera at the Chris Paul/Jada Crawley wedding? And remember when I promised an exclusive Q&A with Tutera here on Triple B? Well, promise kept — here you go! Keep reading for the event planning veteran and star of WE’s My Fair Wedding’s expertise on budget bling, the truth on favors and the importance of music at your reception.
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Flower Power: Inexpensive Floral Resources on the Web

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Do you have the mid-week blues? I thought you might so I have a fresh delivery for you guys today! I’m sharing info on four fab Web sites to help you snag beautiful flowers for your big day without breaking the bank. Check them out: [Read more…]

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